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As you press him, you will find this kindliness
evaporating from his resistance altogether.   He
is now concerned about the general beauty and
loveliness of the world.   He will protest that this
new Magna Carta will reduce all the world to
" a dead level of uniformity ".    You will ask
him why must a world of free-men be uniform
and at a dead level ? You will get no adequate
reply.   It is an assumption of vital importance
to him and he must cling to it.    He has been
accustomed to associate "free" and "equal",
and has never been bright-minded enough to
take these two words apart and have a good
look at them separately.   He is likely to fall back
at this stage upon that Bible of the impotent
genteel, Huxley's Brave New World, and implore
you to read it.    You brush that disagreeable
fantasy aside and continue to press him.    He
says that nature has made men unequal, and you
reply that that is no reason for exaggerating
the fact.   The more unequal and various their
gifts, the greater is the necessity for a Magna
Caxta to protect them from one another.   Then
he will talk of robbing life of the picturesque and
the romantic and you will have some difficulty
in getting these words defined.   Sooner or later
it will grow clear that he finds the prospect of a